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Creating an account on YouTube

To sign in to YouTube, you'll need to create a Google AccountPlease visit this site for information on creating an account on YouTube.

Creating videos for YouTube

Youtube supports many of the most common video file types, including .mov, .mpeg4, .mp4, .avi, and .wmv.

This means that, regardless of what device you're using to create a video, there's likely a free program available to create a video. Here are some commonly used video programs by device:

Windows 10: Camera app

Mac OS: Photo Booth

Chromebook: Camera app

iPhone / iPad: Camera app 

Android Phone / Device: Camera app

Uploading videos to YouTube

You can upload videos to YouTube in a few easy steps. Please see this guide for information on uploading videos to YouTube.

To learn how to upload videos longer than 15 minutes, please visit this guide.

Sharing a link to your YouTube video

In your uploaded video's settings, copy the link listed under "Share."

ImportantMake sure that the dropdown box marked below (#2) is not set to "Private." If your video is private, your instructor will not be able to access the video. For more information on video privacy settings please see this guide


Submitting a YouTube link to a Canvas assignment

NOTE: Be sure to follow the assignment's specific instructions, as they may be different from what's listed here.


Access your assignment in Canvas, then click "Submit Assignment." 


1. 
Paste the YouTube link in the "Website URL" box, 2. add any comments you'd like to add (optional), 3. then click "Submit Assignment."


General YouTube help

Please visit YouTube's help site for general questions or issues.

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